Solid wood               Engineered wood                 Laminate

Wood and simulated wood flooring is available as:

  • Solid Wood Flooring: Composed of 3/4” thick solid wood boards with a tongue and groove joint cut in each edge. They are available as either finished or unfinished and are nailed in place.
  • Engineered Wood Flooring: This 5/16” to 3/8” thick material is made from multiple wood plies that are glued together. It comes prefinished and can be glued or nailed in place.
  • Laminate Flooring: Not true wood, but made from plastic laminate with a pattern of simulated wood grain. Pieces lock together without needing nails or glue and are installed as a “floating” floor over a foam pad.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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